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Ukrainian cinema as a sensation and fact

This directly applies to our domestic cinema. First, it didn’t exist as such. Then it began to be funded so with quantity everything got better – 25-30 feature films per year. But that’s was all. There was some luck, but…

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OIFF: Parasite, pipes and short films

This is what can be said: the movie is about a poor unemployed family that lives in a basement and lives on casual earnings. Their luck begins when the eldest son – not without fraud – gets a well-paid part-time job…

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OIFF: Games of Genres and Rapists

The Orphanage (Parwareshghah, directed by Shahrbanu Sadat, Afghanistan-Denmark-Germany-France-Luxembourg-Qatar) starts as a typical social drama. Afghanistan, Kabul, the last year of Soviet occupation. 15-years-old Qodrat lives on the streets and earns money by reselling key trinkets and cinema tickets. He is…

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OIFF: Homeward, Deerskin, and Putin’s Witnesses

Aliev was born in the Crimean village of Petrivka in 1992. He studied at the private Institute of the Screen Arts and the Kyiv Karpenko-Kary University of Theatre, Cinema, and Television. He is a co-founder of an organization of young…

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The girl I could have fallen in love with

The best illustration on the encyclopaedic article about “femme fatale”. But as everything perfect, she is beyond the reach. Perhaps, this is the reason why she’s sunk deep into my mind. She will never be mine. Because she was born…

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OIFF: zombies attack, cossacks ride

So, my Tuesday started with an American film The Dead Don’t Die. And it finished also with an American on-screen work “The Cossacks”. The former was shot this year by the cult and adored by all the festivals Jim Jarmusch.…

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